A busy local pub in the northern quarter. I called in around 9pm on a Saturday evening because I’d noticed it was listed on Ratebeer and because it’s right next door to where I was staying (http://www.thelight.co.uk/). No doubt a good time can be had here – it was very lively and very loud, with a singer installed near the door – but I wouldn’t count it as a beer destination, particularly as there are so many better places just a stone’s throw away.
(Visited 26 January 2013).
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
City centre pub with plenty of traditional character in style and clientele. Gets busy at most times being in front of the Church Street bus stops and being just a stones throw away from the Arndale Centre. It has wooden paneling throughout, including around the central bar where ordering is between the vertical beams that give it an unusual feel. There are a few cosier rooms to sit if you don’t feel like sitting at the small tables that surround the serving area. It has six hand pumps, two of which were unused, but two of them were also seasonal ales.